New Jersey DWI Defense Lawyer
New Jersey’s DWI Lawyer Benjamin Kelsen exclusively practices DWI defense in every court in New Jersey. Being arrested for DWI in New Jersey can have serious consequences. You need a lawyer who knows how to protect your rights and has the required experience defending DWI cases in New Jersey. The penalties for DUI/DWI in New Jersey are harsh and include mandatory driver’s license suspension, substantial monetary fines, insurance surcharges, increased insurance rates and the possibility of the installation of an Interlock device even for a first offender.
For subsequent offenses, jail is a possible outcome. New Jersey does not have a diversionary program which would allow you to keep your driver’s license for work purposes.
Therefore, your selection of an attorney in a DUI/DWI matter is critical.
Attorney Ben Kelsen has extensive experience in examining DWI/DUI cases and developing legal defenses to identify and challenge (if possible), the probable cause for the initial stop and examine the credentials of all police officers involved in the arrest and processing. He is also remarkably adept at:
- Challenging the reliability of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and examining whether or not the tests were properly administered,
- To determine whether or not the arresting officer(s) followed proper police procedure throughout the arrest, processing and administration of breath testing and
- Analyze the accuracy of the breath testing instrument (Alcotest) and
- Examine the calibration to ensure the Alcotest was properly calibrated and functioning properly.
New Jersey Driver’s License Suspension
When a person receives their driver’s license in New Jersey, they give their “implied consent” to submit to chemical tests. If you are arrested for a DUI/DWI offense, you are required by law to submit to a breath test.
If you refuse to take a breath test; it results in being charged with the crime of refusal.In addition to being charged with the refusal, you will also be charged with DUI/DWI because a breath test result is not required to convict you of a DWI/DUI offense. In refusal cases, the defendant usually finds himself charged with both. Defending a charge of refusal is complex and requires experience.
Remember! The penalties for refusal are similar to the penalties for DUI/DWI.
DWI lawyer Benjamin Kelsen has extensive DWI trial and courtroom experience. He will protect your rights, defend you aggressively in court, and seek a reduction or dismissal of your charges.